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Urbanization and Public Service Delivery: An Introduction

Kala Seetharam Sridhar and A. Venugopala Reddy

in State of Urban Services in India's Cities: Spending and Financing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198065388
eISBN:
9780199081264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065388.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter serves as an introduction to urbanization and the delivery of public services. It notes that 2007 was considered as an important year for urbanization, due to the increase of inhabitants ... More


Urban Magic: Concluding Remarks

Yannis M. Ioannides

in From Neighborhoods to Nations: The Economics of Social Interactions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691126852
eISBN:
9781400845385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691126852.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter considers the prospect of a deeper understanding of social interactions in urban settings as well as their significance for the functioning and future role of cities and regions. It ... More


The Green Tiger: The Costs of Ecological Decline in the Philippines

Barbara Goldoftas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195135114
eISBN:
9780199868216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135114.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The Philippines was once famous for its reef-ringed islands, white beaches, and lush forests. In less than a half-century, these were degraded by deforestation, over-fishing, and destructive fishing. ... More


Water and Late Antique Constantinople: “It would be abominable for the inhabitants of this Beautiful City to be compelled to purchase water.” 1

James Crow

in Two Romes: Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199739400
eISBN:
9780199933006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739400.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This is a study of the organization and provision of the water supply of Constantinople in Late Antiquity, which also provides a comparison with the case of Rome. It integrates textual evidence with ... More


Waves and Wires: Cities of Electric Sound

Shannon Mattern

in Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902438
eISBN:
9781452958767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902438.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“Waves and Wires: Cities of Electric Sound,” describes how, since the mid-19th century, our urban atmospheres have been charged with electric and electromagnetic telecommunications: telegraph and ... More


Flows and Bumpy Roads

Swati Chattopadhyay

in Unlearning the City: Infrastructure in a New Optical Field

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679317
eISBN:
9781452947266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679317.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter demonstrates the particularity and situatedness of the dominant frameworks that are passed off as global norms and criteria of desirable outcomes, as well as identifies visual and ... More


Before L.A.: Race, Space, and Municipal Power in Los Angeles, 1781-1894

David Samuel Torres-Rouff

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300141238
eISBN:
9780300156621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300141238.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book expands borderlands history by examining the past and original urban infrastructure of one of America's most prominent cities; its social, spatial, and racial divides and boundaries; and ... More


An Introduction to Sanitation in Roman Italy and Urban Case Studies of the Best-Preserved Public Latrines

Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow

in The Archaeology of Sanitation in Roman Italy: Toilets, Sewers, and Water Systems

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621289
eISBN:
9781469623269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621289.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the nature of the existing archaeological evidence for Roman toilets, including various sizes, types, locations for these facilities, their builders, ... More


Improving Urban Water Governance

M. Dinesh Kumar

in Thirsty Cities: How Indian Cities Can Meet their Water Needs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198099550
eISBN:
9780199084517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099550.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Water governance refers to the range of political, legal, social, economic, and administrative systems that are in place for effective management of water resources and their service delivery at ... More


Steel and Ink: The Printed City

Shannon Mattern

in Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902438
eISBN:
9781452958767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902438.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“Steel and Ink: The Printed City,” traces how, for over half a millennium, the printed page has informed the way we’ve imagined, designed, constructed, inhabited, administered, and navigated our ... More


Speaking Stones: Voicing the City

Shannon Mattern

in Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902438
eISBN:
9781452958767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902438.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“Speaking Stones: Voicing the City,” considers how the city itself functions as a sounding board, resonance chamber, and transmission medium for vocality: public address, interpersonal communication, ... More


Old and New Rome Compared: The Rise of Constantinople

Bryan Ward-Perkins

in Two Romes: Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199739400
eISBN:
9780199933006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739400.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

In Late Antiquity Constantinople was explicitly presented as a “new Rome’’ and given institutions and buildings to match those of the old capital. This chapter examines how the two cities did in fact ... More


Land Policy and Urbanization in the People’s Republic of China

Li Zhang and Xianxiang Xu

in Cities of Dragons and Elephants: Urbanization and Urban Development in China and India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198829225
eISBN:
9780191867620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829225.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Land leasing provides financial support for the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC’s) urbanization. This chapter explores the relationship between land policies and urbanization in the PRC. In ... More


Urban Development

Archana Dholakia and Ravindra Dholakia

in The Making of Miracles in Indian States: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190236625
eISBN:
9780190236656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236625.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The chapter discusses various aspects of urbanization and policy initiatives in Gujarat. The contribution of migration in the relative growth of urban areas is 44% and yet, the proportion of slums in ... More


Lessons for Europe

Anne Power, Jörg Plöger, and Astrid Winkler

in Phoenix cities: The fall and rise of great industrial cities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426833
eISBN:
9781447302964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426833.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses the lessons that can be learned by European cities from the recovery of U.S. cities from urban crisis and industrial decline. The core lesson seems to be that change is ... More


Of Mud, Media, and the Metropolis: Aggregating Histories of Writing and urbanization

Shannon Mattern

in Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902438
eISBN:
9781452958767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902438.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“Of Mud, Media, and the Metropolis…,” examines the entwined histories of brick-making, mark-making, and city-building. I examine how urban surfaces have served as substrates for writing, from ancient ... More


Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media

Shannon Mattern

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902438
eISBN:
9781452958767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902438.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Offering powerful new ways of thinking about our cities, Shannon Mattern goes far beyond the historical concepts of origins, development, revolutions, and the accomplishments of an elite few. Her ... More


Building Urban Spaces for the Interior Thomas Penn and the Colonization of Eighteenth-Century Pennsylvania

Martin Brückner

in Early American Cartographies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834695
eISBN:
9781469600802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838723_bruckner.14
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses Governor James Hamilton's westward journey from Philadelphia and across the Susquehanna River into the colony's interior to visit the new town of Carlisle, a village he had ... More


Conclusion: Coding Urban Pasts and Futures

Shannon Mattern

in Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902438
eISBN:
9781452958767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902438.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“Coding Urban Pasts and Futures,” uses the recent reconstruction of Palmyra’s destroyed Arch of Triumph as a case study to explore many themes that resonate throughout the book: the entangling of ... More


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